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Penn State Football: O'Brien to Host Four Skills Camps this Summer

by on March 06, 2013 1:15 PM

Hundreds of high school football players will get to experience what it's like to play for and work with Nittany Lion head coach Bill O'Brien this summer. O'Brien and his staff will be conducting four summer camps in June.

Since his hiring a little over a year ago, O'Brien has preached the importance of winning the state's recruiting battles and being the program of choice for athletes within a day's drive of Happy Valley. The four skill camps will not only help Penn State scout potential prospects, it will give big-name in and out-of-state athletes a first hand look at what the program has to offer.

The summer program includes two Advanced Skills camps (June 1 and 22), Youth (9th) and Position (June 27-29) Camps. The Nittany Lions’ coaching staff will be joined by some of the nation’s best high school and college coaches to provide professional instruction.

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  • June 1 – Advanced Skills Camp I (Grades 10-12)
  • June 9 – Youth Camp (Grades 4-7)
  • June 22 – Advanced Skills Camp II (Grades 10-12)
  • June 27-29 – Position Camp(8-12)

Throughout the 2012-13 season, high school coaches have been a staple of the practice sideline outside the Lasch Football Building as O'Brien has opened the doors to any coach in the state who wants to take in a practice. The budding relationship between Penn State and some of the state's top high school programs could be particularly beneficial as the Nittany Lions look to compete on the field despite harsh scholarship restrictions handed down by the NCAA.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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